Low-carb 'study' is full of low-fat lies
The only way to "prove" a low-carb diet is dangerous is to avoid any actual study of the low-carb diet -- and believe it or not, that's exactly the kind of bull researchers pull all the time.
Just take a look at the latest research out of Sweden, which supposedly links the low-carb diet to heart disease and death.
How many of the 140,000 people tracked for 25 years were low-carb dieters? Well... none. Or maybe all of them. We don't know because the researchers don't either.
Instead, it was a look at nationwide "trends" with just the weakest of associations between one lifestyle and another. So as low-fat diets became the "trend" in the 1980s and 1990s, cholesterol levels across the group fell.
Big, low-fat deal.
Cholesterol levels are essentially meaningless, and if you want proof just look at the health benefits that accompanied that trend: none. Or rather, if there were any, the researchers neglected to mention them (they didn't mention a lot of things in this study, as you'll see).
But wait... because this study is about to get even more ridiculous.
In 2002, women began going low-carb as part of a "fad." How many? Don't ask... but in 2004, men followed suit as the "fad" diet grew in popularity. How many? Again, don't ask.
All we know is that by 2007, the overall cholesterol levels of the entire group edged up -- but if anyone suffered heart disease, diabetes, or an early death it's not mentioned in the study. And if low-carbers had a higher risk of ANYTHING, that's not mentioned in the study either.
But this is supposed to be "proof" that a low-carb diet is dangerous -- and the media just ate it up.
See what I'm up against?
Fact is, if cholesterol levels rose it probably led to BETTER overall health, not worse -- especially if those increases were accompanied by a healthy low-carb lifestyle.
Despite what you've heard, "high" cholesterol can protect your heart, brain, and muscles and slash your risk of cancer and even an early death.
This has been proven in study after study. If you want the REAL story on cholesterol -- including the hard science that's eluded these Swedish researchers --put a steak on the grill and read this.